GMS PTA News & Daily Announcements - Wednesday December 12, 2018


Band and Orchestra Concert

· Tonight is our band and orchestra winter concert at 7PM featuring 3 concert bands, 2 orchestras, and our jazz band!

· There will be snacks and pizza sales prior to the concert starting around 6PM.  All funds will go towards our band and orchestra program equipment costs.  All funds raised will go towards our band and orchestra equipment costs and repairs.


GMS Scholars

GM Scholars will be having a peanut butter and jelly sandwich making party after school on the last week before winter break. Students will be making sandwiches to donate to Martha's table. They will be donated to feed the homeless in DC. We would ask for a donation of wheat sandwich bread, peanut butter and (preferably squeezable) grape or strawberry Jelly. You can bring your donations to the main office on or before Monday, December 17th. Thank you!!!!!!


GMS PTA Holiday Desserts

The holidays are a great time to say THANK YOU with some holiday treats! Please consider sending in a treat for the GMS Staff to have at school and a few to take home!

Treats should can be dropped of at GMS by 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 18. If you need to make other arrangements or have questions, please call or text

Jane Czarnopys @ 301-792-0036. Click HERE to Sign Up!!!


GMS Yearbook

Give the gift they will open again and again. Buy a GMS yearbook for your child!

https://www.jostens.com/apps/store/productBrowse/1066856/Gaithersburg-Middle-School/2019-Yearbook/2018072404310139062/CATALOG_SHOP/


GMS Play

Team of Stars Drama Club Presents: THE GHOSTS OF FRIENDS PAST: A HOLIDAY STORY

Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 PM at Gaithersburg MS

Free-Flyer attached to this email


You Have the Power Club (YHTP) sponsored by Project Change

Help reduce intolerance, disrespect and bullying

THE YHTP Club meets after school Room 311 Wednesdays January 9, 16, 23, 30 February 6, 13, 20, 27, March 6, 13. Club is free but registration is required (Registration form is attached)


GMStrong December

We are conducting a food drive until December 14th. Canned foods should be dropped off at the main office or counseling office. Types of Food Needed: Rice, black and red beans (bag not canned), lentils (bag not canned), juice, pasta, pasta sauce, cereal, fruit cups, pudding, flavored oatmeal, peanut butter, jelly, bread, granola bars, canola oil, and canned corn.


Project Change Pajama Drive

The GMS Project Change Service Club will be sponsoring a Pajama Drive for Comfort Cases (serving children in foster care) beginning Monday Dec. 3 through Friday Dec. 14.

We will be Collecting New Pajamas in all sizes! We hope you can help!

Donations should be brought to the main office.


Wednesday After School Activities

  • Basketball

  • Art Club

  • Guitar/Piano

  • ESOL Homework club

  • Math Club

  • STEM Club

  • Film club

  • Project Change Service Club

  • Academic Academy

  • Cheerleading


GMS Play

Team of Stars Drama Club Presents: THE GHOSTS OF FRIENDS PAST: A HOLIDAY STORY

Tuesday, December 18 at 7:00 PM at Gaithersburg MS

Free


Interims

Wednesday, December 12 staff will be completing interim grade reports for students.

We are already half way through Marking Period 2. Students should see teachers to make-up any missing work.

Weekly Calendar

Monday, December 10, 2018

9:30am-2:00pm French Immersion 8th grade Field Trip to Mount Vernon-Ms. Ursu

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 6


Tuesday, December 11, 2018

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 7

4:20 pm Activity Bus

6:00 pm PTA Meeting-Media Center-GMS Report Card, Signs of Suicide

7:00 pm Winter Chorus Concert-Gym


Wednesday, December 12, 2018

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 1-Town Hall Meetings by Grade Level

3:00 pm Interims Due

3:30 pm Math Team Competition-Clemente MS

4:20 pm Activity Bus

6:00 pm Band and Orchestra Pizza and Bake Sale

7:00 pm Winter Band and Orchestra Concert-Gym


Thursday, December 13, 2018

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 2-6th Grade GMStrong Peer Leader meeting

10:15 am-1:20 pm Book Wars-Media Center

3:00-6:00 pm GEMS Field Trip to Comfort Cases

4:20 pm Activity Bus


Friday, December 14, 2018

9:30 am-2:00 pm French 1 Students Field Trip to Alliance Francaise-Ms. Ursu

10:40-11:10 am Viking Time 3

2:15-3:00 pm Guest Speaker Model U.N.-Lisa Stephens


Upcoming Events

December 17-21 SGA Spirit Week

December 18, 2018 Interims Released

7:00 pm GMS Winter Play-Team of Stars Gym

December 19, 2018 GMStrong!-Spiritualty

1:00-4:00 pm Invent the Future Challenge KID Museum Field Trip-

Ms. Pantella

December 20, 2018 GMStrong!-Spiritualty

10:15 am-1:20 pm Book Wars-Media Center

December 24-31 Winter Break

January 1, 2019 HOLIDAY-New Year’s Day

January 2, 2019 Return to school

January 4, 2019 Student Service Learning due to Ms. Mesina

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